Boeing 747-400

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The iconic 747, often affectionately called the ‘Jumbo Jet’, has been manufactured in five main variants (-100, -200, -300, -400, -SP), but it is the 747-400 which is most commonly seen nowadays. Immediately identifiable by its partial upper deck, this aircraft – the first widebody aircraft produced – revolutionised travel when it entered commercial service in 1970.

The -400 model is distinguishable from its predecessors by the addition of 6ft high wingtips, affording it a 3% increase in range. Many airlines have retired their 747 fleets in favour of more efficient, twin-jet aircraft, with many models undergoing retrofitting into cargo aircraft.

Primary operators of the 747-400 include British Airways and United.

Fuselage Length (m) 70.7
Tail Height (m) 19.4
Wingspan (m) 64.4
Max Take Off Weight (lb) 875,000
Max Range (nm) 7,260 NM
Max Operation Mach No 0.92
Max Configuration 660
Typical Configuration 410
Engines 4
Engine Models PW 4056, GE CF6-80C2B1F, RR RB211-524H
Primary Operators British Airways, United Airlines, Lufthansa